City of Houston Kicks Off Spring Season of City Hall Farmers Market
The 2015 City Hall Farmers Market Spring Season
Wednesdays in 2015
Spring season, from Feb. 25 to June 24
from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.,
at Hermann Square in front of City Hall!
Just in time for this autumn's beautiful weather, the City Hall Farmers Market will re-open Wednesday, February 25, 2015. The public can enjoy a variety of locally prepared ready-to-eat or packaged to-go foods, pick up farm-fresh weekly groceries and at the same time support sustainable food, all amidst Houston’s dramatic downtown urban setting. The City Hall Farmers Market will feature more than 30 vendors (located along both sides of City Hall’s reflection pool), including local fresh produce grown by local farmers, cheeses, breads, roasted coffees, and a variety of prepared meals, as well as food trucks.
“The City Hall Farmers Market has been a huge success, meeting many goals of my Go Healthy Houston Initiative,” said Mayor Annise Parker. “The market not only teaches residents about the importance of locally- sourced food, but offers many lunch items and recipes using local products.”
The 2015 Spring Market will run every Wednesday, at Hermann Square in front of City Hall, from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm.
Downtown dwellers and employees are encouraged to walk, take Greenlink (the downtown shuttle) or ride a bike via Houston Bike Share. Garage Parking is located at 400 Rusk or metered street parking is available.
The City Hall Victory Gardens, modeled after gardens popularized by former United States First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt during World War II to promote local food production, are another part of the city's local food initiative to encourage the building of vegetable and rain gardens throughout Houston. The vegetable container gardens join the 30 container gardens outside the 611 Walker Bob Lanier Public Works Building, in making downtown a vegetable garden destination, and demonstrating how easy and affordable it can be to build a vegetable container garden anywhere in Houston. Check out how easy it is to build your own vegetable container garden and save money at www.greenhoustontx.gov.